John Mee won the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2015. His poems have been published in The Rialto, Prelude, The SHOp, Big Wide Words, Poetry on the Buses (London), Cyphers, Southword and The Cork Literary Review. He was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series in 2008. He was born in Canada and has lived in Cork since he was seven years old. He is a professor in the Law School at University College Cork.
“A beautiful formality of language, a keen sense of irony, a consciousness of the music of history, all combine here in this rich work of poetry. Mee is one of the most gifted poets of the South to emerge in recent decades.” – Thomas McCarthy